Thursday, June 18, 2020

Journey working on new music during pandemic

Journey guitarist Neal Schon has confirmed the band are working on new music during the pandemic.

“Been in studio and Journey album is starting to take shape,” shared Schon on social media on Wednesday. “Back in later today.”

The project would mark the group’s first new studio record in almost a decade, following the 2011 release of “Eclipse.”

Journey recently debuted its new live lineup during an appearance on the May 23 UNICEF Won’t Stop global relief concert special.

Following a brief 80s stint with the group, bassist Randy Jackson has rejoined the band, while drummer Narada Michael Walden steps in on drums alongside new addition, keyboardist/vocalist Jason Derlatka.

Jackson and Walden have joined Journey’s touring lineup following the firing of longtime bassist Ross Valory and drummer Steve Smith over the pair’s alleged efforts to take control over the band’s name; Valory has since countersued former bandmates Schon and Cain over the issue.

Last month, Journey cancelled plans for an extensive North American tour due to the ongoing health crisis.

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